I was born fat and have always been, which was just fine and even healthy and cute until I turned ten or so. Puberty hit like a hurricane and brought a new set of rules. All of a sudden it was my fault I was chubby… The prefix “baby” fell away from fat, a little word that hung around and haunted me until one day, in my late teens, I decided that I was either going to spend the rest of my life trying to change myself or accept myself as I was. I chose the latter. I believe I owe all the best parts of my adulthood to embracing my imperfections and showcasing them.
Beth Ditto Quotes
In the Burlexe show, Luna Rosa describes how all her “Imperfections are perfect. All my perfections exquisite.” It’s wonderful to hear one of our heroines promoting the same attitude…
Enjoy Beth Ditto playing dress-up in one of our favourite The Gossip videos:
Read our interview, Meet Luna Rosa Burlesque Dancer.
Burlexe is a sensational London burlesque show inspired by the women who created the genre and perform the art. It fuses burlesque performance with storytelling, dancing with acting.
Burlexe is the ‘Vagina Monologues’ of Burlesque: a brand new theatrical show based on the stories of the incredible women who’ve created burlesque, old and new. It fuses performance with storytelling, dancing with acting.
It’s about strong, powerful, amazing women. And it’s like nothing you’ve seen before…
(Images from NME)